What is the mortality rate for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The mortality rate related to H pylori infection is not precisely known, but it seems to be minimal (ie, approximately 2%-4% of all infected people). Mortality is due to the complications of the infection, such as gastric ulcer perforation or MALTomas of the GI tract. Otherwise, the morbidity of H pylori infection can be very high.


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